While Gravity didn’t win the Best Picture nod, it won more Academy Awards than any other movie on Oscar night. And appropriately enough, the film got another great nod that was very apropos, from space naturally.
By anyone’s standards, Gravity’s been an incredible success. It’s gotten ten Oscar nominations, it’s pushed FX technology to incredible new heights, and it’s also been a huge success for Imax. In addition, it could also be a big financial windfall for Sandra Bullock who stands to make a whopping $70 million.
While so many of us are probably sick and tired of 3D already, Gravity gave the technology another fifteen minutes of fame, along with being a big step forward for Imax. Metallica tried to break new ground with 3D Imax with their concert film, Through the Never, but it was a big loser at the box office.
The Academy Awards were announced early on January 16, and the movies that won the most nominations were Gravity and American Hustle. There’s already been backlashes against both movies, with some considering them over-rated, but the Motion Picture Academy sure didn’t think so, giving ten nominations to each.
We at TGD are very grateful for the movie Gravity. It’s an original movie that’s pushed big boundaries in special effects, and it’s proven that a movie that isn’t based on a previous film, TV show, or video game can still do well in today’s day and age. But have people gotten sick and tired of it already?
With movies costing so much these days, we guess it should be expected that there could be some real manic depressive returns at the box office, and this year especially had some major highs and lows.
ESA’s GOCE satellite has revealed that the devastating Japanese earthquake of 2011 left its mark in Earth’s gravity – yet another example of this extraordinary mission surpassing its original scope.
Love it or hate it, comic book movies aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and the explosion of The Avengers last summer has only made the genre stronger. Thor: The Dark World didn’t get the greatest reviews in the world, but because he’s part of the Avengers team, he’s still coming out on top against all comers.
So many times in Hollywood, some new technology is being hailed as the salvation of the business. First it was the return of 3D. Imax has been doing incredible business these days, especially with success of Gravity. But one technology that apparently isn’t sticking is 48 frames per second.
Since Christopher Nolan started shooting in Imax, it’s been a much more welcomed technology than the 3D revival. There have been some incredible Imax releases over the last five years or so, culminating with the experience of Gravity, which should only result in more Imax movies in the future.
We know how much many of you hate 3D out there, even though movies like Gravity prove that there’s still amazing things that are being done with the technology. But for 3D haters, there is some good news: The less 3D movies there are out there, the cheaper it is to go to the movies.
With so many remakes and reboots, it’s wonderful to see an actual original movie doing so well. In fact, Gravity is the #1 movie in the country for three weeks now, and it has stood its ground very easily against the remake of Carrie, and the Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate, which was a big flop.
So many people are sick and tired of hearing about 3D, but it’s still great to see an original movie like Gravity become a success. It’s definitely one of those stories that puts 3D to good use, enhancing and amplifying instead of using the technology as a gimmick.
We at TGD have heard nothing but good things about the movie Gravity, and from what we know so far, it could be the next big science fiction classic. There’s already Oscar talk for Sandra Bullock, but we’d really love to know what astronaut Buzz Aldrin thinks of the film.
Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, just had a strong debut at the Venice Film Festival, and the early reviews for it have been very positive. But who cares what the critics think when the king of the world hails your movie as a masterpiece.
Clooney and Bullock are lost in space. Gravity has a new trailer. They're talking Oscar nominations and buffo box office. The anticipation is building.
It’s been a rough summer for movies, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the year is going suck. In fact, there could be some big box office windfalls this Fall with the next Hunger Games movie, the next big Marvel installment, and a potential sleeper hit with the sci-fi film Gravity.
It’s been a very disappointing summer for movies, but that doesn’t mean the whole year is lost. In fact, there’s strong early buzz for the sci-fi movie Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
We know a number of readers here at TGD are not fond of 3D, and got sick of the hype long ago. 3D has certainly taken a dive in the States, but you often have to make a movie in 3D for it to play in China, where we’re counting on the box office over there for a film to break even.
Scientists at the University of York say they've dispelled the so-called firewall paradox which suggests that anything falling into a black hole would be burned up as it crossed the event horizon.